Wednesday 18 May 1994
'Heightened senses' are just part of the formula; a cliche and a lie. In the undervalued Jennifer 8, Uma Thurman lays the truth on detective Andy Garcia; no, she can't tell his age from his voice, that's a movie thing, understand? Jennifer 8 bends the rules (the best scene has Thurman casually shoved about at a party until she cries) but skips the big question: why do we find the sight of a blind woman being menaced a thrill? Because empathy is instantly engaged? Or because of the implicit warning: women should be careful not to see too much, even if they're blind. Is that the reason the killer goes straight for his female victims' peepers in Eyes of Laura Mars - so women will know to keep both their eyes and mouths shut?
Life & Style blogs
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
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- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
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